What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this movie has every possible kind of material that parents might find inappropriate. It has full frontal male and female nudity, sexual references and situations including "comic" incestuous behavior, oral sex, prostitution, homosexuality, and bondage/sadism/masochism, very strong language including use of four-letter words by children, drinking and drug references, and comic violence that includes getting kicked in the crotch. A character repeatedly lies about being at work and continues to collect his paycheck. It is supposed to be funny when someone gets fired because of his failure to do the job. The movie also has many offensive jokes. A character lies about someone being developmentally disabled in order to sneak into the Vatican. A German child with a Hitler-style black smudge over his lip marches in a Nazi goose-step. The characters inadvertently signal that the Pope has died and one of them is mistaken for his replacement. Characters have sex in a church confessional.
- Families can talk about the appeal of purposely "tasteless" comedy. Who is the audience for this sort of humor? Why is it funny? Who determines when comedy crosses a line or goes too far?